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#130727 Wed Jan 30 2002 05:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 198

May the force be with you - SoloWookie
#130728 Wed Jan 30 2002 06:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 394
Shop Shark
Well this is a surprise wookie--I would have thought that as a member of the spring over axle yuppie bolt set u would have been tolerant of other people's creative efforts. Have u changed ur philosiphy yet again?

Buzz'n Half Dozen
#130729 Wed Jan 30 2002 07:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 198
nope... something I like a tolerate, but that thing is just plain ugly! eek :rolleyes:

May the force be with you - SoloWookie
#130730 Wed Jan 30 2002 10:30 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,776
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Now, now, . . beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Just because some of us cannot appreciate this creation, we should not so quickly call it names.

It is an incredible (magnificent ?) combination of parts. And, aren't we told that anyone can restore a vehicle to stock condition?


Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
#130731 Wed Jan 30 2002 11:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,814
A truck like that is very hard to get painted. Notice the wiggly lines. The painter was obviously laughing hysterically while spraying...

54 3100 with 235
62 flatbed dump C60 with 261
#130732 Thu Jan 31 2002 12:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 130
Wrench Fetcher
oh wow! that is a busy picture.on the positive side, those are tough-looking bumpers, no problem seeing at night with those headlights,the four parking lights must make it easy to be seen also,geat rear spoiler to aid downforce, very wide rear stance[like a big old pontiac]. i must say also that after looking at hundreds of ad trucks at different sites, this one will be in my memory for a while. i'm afraid that my truck won't be as memorable.

our garage is a non-profit organization
#130733 Thu Jan 31 2002 02:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 119
Yup.. definitely has Phat's trademark all over it! smile (just kiddin', Phat... I'm not big on lowered/customized trucks but yours has a really good look!)

Seriously, that is one ugly custom truck. Ugly enough to warrant a submission to!

Check their photos out - I nearly hurt myself laughing at some of them.

---> Bill

#130734 Thu Jan 31 2002 03:13 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 317
They say that "Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder" or something like that... :rolleyes: :p wink grin

*** GMC ***
#130735 Thu Jan 31 2002 06:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 804
Shop Shark
Okay guys, don't beat me up for this but I have to say it. Some things are just plain WRONG. Yes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but some things are just plain WRONG. What I am talking about is, when someone does something to a car or truck that “misses the point”. Some times the whole thing is a miss; other times there is a reasonable trend in the work, and then, out of no where is some “after birth”.

An example would be a traditional 1950 Mercury custom with a billit aluminum steering wheel. The builder was going along just fine…chopped top….frenched head lights……53 Buick side trim….and then, BLAM, out of no where an after birth. The billit wheel just doesn't belong on the car, PERIOD. It is not “taste”, it is wrong. How about the 1950 Chevy fastback that was at the last show I went to. It was chopped, sectioned, but had the stock grille and bumpers. That was a little strange, but it still worked. It kind of looked like a Chevy designer had did the sectioning and chopping. Yeah, a Chevy designer was just day dreaming and showed us what it would look like if it were left up to him. It looked great…then the after births. The dang thing had 2000 VW Bug head lamps and 2000 Corvette tail lamps! He RUINED the car. All that work in the sectioning and chopping, right down the drain. Now, how would the '50 Chevy head lamps look on the 2000 Bug, like crap, that's how. How would Kesey Hayes wires look on that 2000 Z06 Vette, like CRAP, that's how. There are thousands of “traditional rods out there with all the classic goodies; fenderless, black paint, tuck and roll, a white firewall, and then, a SBC with TPI and billit valve covers. I have even seen this with hoodless cars! Would one of Boyds cars look right with 20” billit wheels and a six duece set up?

We have all seen these cars, maybe one is in your garage. If it is I am sorry for being so hard on you.

You have the right to build a car anyway you want, this is true. But don't put an after birth on you car and then cry because it didn't win at the show. If you look at the big winners, the front pages of the rod magazines, they all follow a theme. EVERY NUT AND BOLT on the car, fits into the theme.

Is this “conforming”, yes, sort of. So what if it is, do you want a stand out car because it is pleasant to look at or because people want to laugh at it?

I'll tell you what sets the cars apart, DETAIL, that's what. If you want your car to be “special”, then make every nut and bolt follow a theme (ONE theme, any theme) and fill the car with detail.

Don't make it WRONG, just to be different.

1948 Chevy Pickup
Chopped and sectioned
owned since 1974 when I was 15.
#130736 Thu Jan 31 2002 07:59 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 17
Ahh maaannn! That is my truck and you guys are dissing it! I spent several weeks communicating with the alien spacecraft near Snowflake, AZ just to get that the way those little green dudes wanted it. They are never satisfied!!! Now I come back to earth with the Heaven's Gate folks to get yelled at by you guys? THIS SUCKS!!

Maybe next time I'll paint it red.

Seriously though, this truck is another example of why to say no to drugs!

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